Pauline Cummins

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Qualifications

1995 – 2014 Lecturer in Department of Sculpture, National College of Art and Design. Teaching BA, MA, and PhD students.

2002 MA The Development of Multimedia in Ireland.

1995 – 2000 Introducing multimedia, video and installation work to Fine Art Students National College of Art and Design.

Visiting Guest Lecturer

2006-2007 DIT Dublin Lecturer in Photography
2004 Alberta College of Art at Calgary
2008,2004, 2002 Belfast College of Art
1996 Limerick College of Art
1996 Sligo College of Art
1995 Belfast College of Art and Design
1993 Liverpool John Moore University
1987 Pace College of Art, New York NY
1987 Hunter College, New York NY

Selected Exhibitions and Performances

2015
EXCUSE ME I’M NOT FINISHED, The Performance Collective.
Live performances over 10 days. The National Collage of Art and Design, Dublin.

2014
These Immovable walls‘ – performing power. Performance: ‘The spy at the door‘, Cummins as Emily Duchess of Leinster and her son Lord Edward Fitzgerald, 1798 rebellion leader.

2013
Performance: ‘Sticks and Stones’, Derry Year of Culture, Echo Echo Studio. Organised by artist James King.

2013
Performance: ‘Remembrance – ‘It has no name’, a series of performances by Pauline Cummins, Frances Mezzetti, Sandra Johnston and Dominic Thorpe. Curated by Liz Burns with an exhibition and discussion on institutional abuse. Broadcast Gallery, DIT, Dublin.

2012
Between One and Another‘, an exhibition of video works by Pauline Cummins and Sandra Vida as part of the MST Festival in Calgary, Alberta, Oct. 2012.

2012
Subject to Ongoing Change‘, The Performance Collective, 14 days of live performance work’. Galway Arts Festival, Galway Arts Centre. July 2012.

2012
Performance ‘Walking in the Way 5‘, with Frances Mezzetti, ‘Labour – an exhibition of performance work by Irish Women Artists’. Touring, London, Derry, and Dublin. Curated by Amanda Coogan, Chrissie Cadman and Helena Walsh.
performance s p a c e – London – February 2012, Void Gallery – Derry/Londonderry – February 2012, The Lab – Dublin – March 2012

2012
Pauline Cummins & Sandra Vida, Irish Cultural Centre, Paris. May 10th 2012

2010
Performance ‘Weeping Willow/Stinging Birch’- Right Here Right Now, Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin, Ireland. ‘The Still Centre’ 3 part video installation for UNBUILDING, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow.
Grant aided by The Irish Arts Council. Performance, CHAOS Openspace Gallery ,Victoria.BC, Canada. Supported by Culture Ireland.
Performance, ‘Sound the Alarm 3’, Mon Ton Gallery, Queen St. Toronto, Canada.
Performance, ‘Walking in the Way’ 4, with Frances Mezzetti, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Performance, ‘Walking in the Way’ 3, Mother’s Day, Performance with F. Mezzetti. Dublin..

2009
The Performance Collective, Open Studio, Temple Bar Galleries, Dublin.
Walking in the Way’ 2, performance with Frances Mezzetti, Dublin.
Walking in the Way’ 1, performance with Frances Mezzetti, Belfast.
The Performance Collective, Catalyst Art Centre, Belfast.

2008
Promenade‘ Performance ‘Head Above Water’ as part of Out Of Site 2008

2007
Terms & Conditions
: Exhibition of new performance and video work with performance elements. Co-curated with artist Aideen Barry for The Mermaid Art Centre Bray, Co. Wicklow. Grant aided by the Arts Council of Ireland
The Selskab Exhibition and residency with artists from Denmark, Norway, Germany and Ireland.
Atmosphere Controlled, Jutland, Denmark.
The Energetic Humorists ( Jokes Around the World ). The Haag Sculpture Show, Commissioned by The Bureau of Everyday Adventures, the Haag, Netherlands.
Portraits of Pain: An exhibition about Neuropathic Pain. Film Base, Dublin.

2005
At The End of the Pipeline –
Celebrating Our Roots. EMMEDIA, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Autonomous Eye, collaborative video with Sandra Vida.
‘Comharsana Beal Dorais’. Exhibition of Irish Art at, The Rooms, The Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Organised with IMMA, Ireland.

2004
Locus Suspectus
:where the hidden comes to light. Canadian and Irish Video exhibition curated by the artist with Canadian artist Sandra Vida.
Video: Autonomous Eye. Touring exhibition, OBG Belfast, Northern Ireland, Truck Gallery, Calgary and Paved+, Saskatoon, Canada.
Tulca Video Entrenched. Photographic and video installation, City Hall, Galway,

2003
Piano and Vision
International multimedia exhibition, Amersfoort, Netherlands.
Floating‘, Performance with Gerard Byrne, The Winding Stairs Bookshop, Ormond Quay, Dublin, for the Cyber Theater of Mneme and Melete (16 artists in 16 cities), devised by American art historian, Moira Roth.

2002
The Unblinking Eye ( Inis tíOirr ) The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.

2001
Appearances Project: Installations and Seminar, Re- Appearances, Arthouse, Dublin, Ireland. Collaboration with Sandra Johnston and Frances Mezzetti on site-specific performances Temperate, Fathom, Broad Daylight, and Holy Ground.

2000
Solo exhibition: Power Points 4 video installation. Commissioned piece Power-eyes, Entrenched, 521 and Life Cycles, Tinahely Courthouse Centre, Co. Wicklow
Shifting Ground. Selected works of Irish Art 1950-2000. Inis tíOirr/Aran Dance, Irish Museum of Modern Art.
Going Dutch. Collaborative installation with Krijnie Beyen and Breeda Mooney, Dun Laoghaire Town Hall Concourse, Co. Dublin.
Temperate. Performance. Botanical Gardens, Dublin; with Frances Mezzetti & Sandra Johnston.
Fathom. Performance. Directed by F. Mezzetti who performed with Cummins & Johnston, Cork.
Broad Daylight. Performance. Belfast; directed by Johnston, who performed with Cummins & Mezzetti
Holy Ground. Performance. Directed by Cummins who performed with Mezzetti, Johnston, Breeda Mooney & Fergus Byrne. Outdoor performance in the 11th Century ruins of St. Saviours, Glendalough, Wicklow.

1999
The Challenge of Power, Adapt at Limerick City Gallery. 4 Fold. 4 Contemporary Irish Artists Tallaght Arts Centre, Dublin.
Uitgangspunt:fotografie, International exhibition of digital work. Huis als Museum, Amersfoort Holland Intermedia Festival.
Performance, ‘None of it Matters‘, Live video projection with live sound. Triskal Cinema, Cork.
3 x 3, Entrenched video and photographic installation, Golden Apple Gallery, Enkhuizen, Holland.
Critical Forum Conference, Violent Incident, Liverpool Tate, None of it Matters Performance, live video projection, live sound.

1997
Re/Dressing Cathleen: Contemporary Works from Irish Women Artists McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College. Installation, ‘Sounding the Depths’. Academy Without Walls: Good Confession , 2 monitor installation RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin. Inner Art: Public Art Installations, Good Confession, Installation in confessionals in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Sean McDermot St Dublin. Organised by The Firestation Artists Studios. Irish Geographies: 6 Contemporary Artists Djanogly Art Gallery, The University of Nottingham, England (curator: Catherine Nash) Installation, Inis Oirr/ Aran Dance.

1996
Becoming Beloved
, Video installation, Hermitage of Maria Magdaleina, Lanzarote.

1995
Sounding the Depths
, (Two) a collaborative installation by Pauline Cummins and Louise Walsh, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin:

1994
Irish Days
Two The Baltic Art Gallery, Ustka, Poland. Street Installation, Potato plants in Flower.

1993
Life Cycles
, Collaborative exhibition and performance. Design Council Gallery, Dublin. 4 monitor Sculpture/ Video Installation. In Control Woman-Interface-Machine. Installation of Sounding the Depths, Kunstler-haus, Graz, Austria. Elective Affinities: 2 Room Installation, Sounding the Depths, The Liverpool Tate, England. Sounding the Depths with Louise Walsh, Street Level Photographic Gallery, Glasgow

1992
2-person show. Sounding the Depths (One) a collaborative installation by Pauline Cummins and Louise Walsh, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.

1991
In A State
Kilmainham Gaol, Organised by The Project Art Centre, Dublin. Inheritance and Transformation Inaugural exhibition for the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Installation, Unearthed Performance and video work, 1988/91 IMMA, Dublin. Available Resources, Orchard Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland. Inch x Inch, Subject: reconciliation in Northern Ireland. The Fifth Province touring exhibition, performance Unearthed and installation, Alberta, Quebec, Montreal, Canada.

1990
Sexuality and Gender
, one of a series of five shows entitled A New Tradition-Irish Art in the Eighties Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin. One person show 2 Installations: Inis Oirr/Aran Dance and Unearthed, Ladengalerie, Munich, Germany.

Residencies, Commissions and Awards

2010 Culture Ireland award for performance in Victoria, B.C. Canada.
2008
Special Project Award for ‘Terms & Conditions’ exhibition.
2006
The School Show revisited: Project around multimedia with art teachers and pupils Co. Mayo. Arts Council Award.
2005
Research Grant The Arts Council of Ireland.
2002
Research grant The Arts Council of Ireland.
2000
Major Projects award Arts Council of Ireland
1999
Artist’s Residency, Djerassi Art Centre, California.USA
1998
An Artists in Schools Commission, Wicklow County Council.
1997
Their Spirit Lives On . Commission for Newgrange, Interperative Centre, Co. Meath (Office of Public Works, Ireland)
1996
Public Art Commission, New St. Park, Dublin.
1995
‘Becoming Beloved’ Video installation and commission, The National Maternity Hospital, Dublin
1994
Major Bursary Award, Arts Council Of Ireland
1992
Residency, Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada
1992
The Sir Mark Turner Memorial Scholarship.
1991
Major Bursary Award Arts Council Of Ireland
1990
Arts Council Film and Video Award
1986
The George Campbell Painting Award.

Bibliography

2015 PERFORMANCE ART IN IRELAND-A History. Edited by Aine Phillips. Published by Live Art Development Agency and Intellect Books (2015).
2014 ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN IRELAND, Yale University Press and Royal Irish Academy. 5 Vols. Vol. 5: Twentieth Century Art and Artists, edited by Peter Murray, Crawford Gallery Cork and Catherine Marshall, Irish Museum of Modern Art.
2013 ART IN IRELAND SINCE 1910, Fionna Barber, Published by Reaktion Books, 180 illustrations, 100 in colour. February 2013.
2009 The Performance Collective, Circa Art Magazine, Spring 2009.
2006 And the One Doesn’t Stir without the Other, edited by Ursula Burke and Ruth Jones, with Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2005
Dialogues: Women Artists from Ireland edited by Katy Deepwell, I.B. Taurus, New York and London.
Kay Burns, Locus Suspectus: where the hidden comes to light., Artichoke, vol.17 no.1 (Spring) 2005, p.32-35. Canada.
2003
Moira Roth, ‘Of Writing, Performance, and Photography: The Cyber Theater of Mneme and Muse‘ Camerawork vol.30, no.1( Spring/Summer) p.28-31.USA.
Catherine Marshall “I’ll spin you a yarn, I’ll weave you a tale” Subverting Patriarchy through art and women’s work, Irish Journal of Feminist Studies. Spring 2003.
2000
Unearthed, performance script, n.paradoxa, vol. 5, p.71-73
1998
Tallaght Arts Centre, Art Bulletin (Ireland) no. 83 Vol 15 (Oct-Nov) p.18-19.
Aoife Desmond The Live Medium Art Bulletin (Ireland) No. 81 Vol.15 (June-July) p.3-7.
1997
Gemma Tipton , ‘Opium of the Masses’ (Inner Art) Circa No. 82 (Winter) p.30-34.
Medb Ruane Broad & Narrow, (Inner Art) Sunday Times (14 Sept).
Temple Bar, Success or Circus, Art Bulletin (Ireland) no. 76 Vol.14 (Aug-Sept) p.14-18.
1995
Medb Ruane Installations at National Maternity Hospital Sunday Times (8 January) Judith Higgins, Report From Ireland-Art from the Edge (Part 1) Art in America (NewYork) Dec.1995. p.37-40
Hilary Robinson, Irish / Women / Artwork, Feminist Review, no. 5
1994
Women and Technology feature Ruimte Art Magazine, (Amsterdam)
May Irish Days, A. Maclennan, A. Tallentire, Sandra Johnston, B. Connolly , Circa No. 70 (Winter) p.53-57.
Jackie Ryan Containment or Integration? Art in Context, Circa No. 70 (Winter) p.50-52. 1993-94
Caroline Juler ,’Elective Affinities’,Untitled (London) (Winter)
1993
A. Greenan In the Grip of Adult Limbs (Elective Affinities) Womens Art Magazine (London) (Nov/Dec) p.19-20.
1992
S. Thompson, Shells and Mouths at IMMA The Sunday Press (Dublin) 26 April
M. Moroney , Sounding the Depths, Irish Times 10 April. Aidan Dunne, Nudes with Feminist Kick, The Sunday Tribune 5 April
H. Meany, Reclaiming the Female Body, Irish Times 3 March.
Jaki Irvine, Sounding the Depths, Circa, no. 62
Neil McCafferty, Womb with a View, Hot Press, 7 April
1990
Joan Fowler, Sexuality and Gender in ‘A New Tradition, Irish Art of the Eighties Dublin:’ Douglas Hyde Gallery.
Malve Gradinger, Art review. Munchner Merkur (Germany) 12 March
Inis Oirrí, New Observations, no. 80, 10-11 New York
1989-90
Dorothy Walker ‘Bronze by Gold, the work of Irish Women Sculptors’, Irish Arts Review Yearbook (Dublin) vol 6 pp.207-13.
Image Making, Image Breaking
. Cummins, P, B. Jones, P. Murphy and A. Smyth. (1987) Circa 32:13-19.